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  • Great Egret

    Great Egret.   Photographer: Judy Leitch

  • Australian Shelduck

    Australian Shelduck.   Photographer: Rob Parker

  • Black Swan

    Black Swan.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Pacific Black Duck

    Pacific Black Duck.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper

    Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper.   Photographer: Peter Bennet

Coming soon ...

The Bird Identification Gallery is an exciting initiative – designed as a resource to enhance the species identification skills of our members. The gallery will house high quality images of adult males and females, immatures, juveniles, and plumage morphs (breeding/non-breeding plumage, eclipse plumage and published regional variations), and under-wing patterns. These images will provide a continuing updated photographic resource that currently is only available by purchasing a published photographic guide book. Populating this gallery with the highest quality images for identification will also provide our members with an ongoing opportunity to capture and have their images displayed as some of the best for field identification of Australian birds.

Digital images suitable for this gallery will have a clear set of identifiable criteria developed for facilitating species field identification. These criteria are being developed by an appointed Bird Identification Gallery Committee.

Images for this gallery will be selected from the New Images Gallery, the Main Library, and the past and current competition galleries.

The total number of images for each species will be kept to a minimum to facilitate a readily searchable resource. The preferred number of images is up to 20, as this is the (default) number of images that are displayed on a single image thumbnail page. For some of the more complex species more than 20 images may be required, but the maximum number will not exceed 40 images.

The Previous Bird ID Challenge galleries also provide notes on identification; you may find it useful to visit these for the sets of birds that have been used in past challenges.

Recent Picks

Metallic Starling (Image ID 33706)
Metallic Starling
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 15
Collared Sparrowhawk, Galah (Image ID 33681)
Collared Sparrowhawk, Galah
Con Boekel
Viewed: 36
Western Grasswren (Image ID 33658)
Western Grasswren
John Barkla
Viewed: 16
Great Frigatebird (Image ID 33648)
Great Frigatebird
William Betts
Viewed: 15
Christmas Island White-eye (Image ID 33639)
Christmas Island White-eye
John Barkla
Viewed: 7
Dusky Honeyeater (Image ID 33623)
Dusky Honeyeater
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 21
Brown Falcon (Image ID 33602)
Brown Falcon
Robert Toneguzzo
Viewed: 35
Dusky Woodswallow (Image ID 33583)
Dusky Woodswallow
Shane Walker
Viewed: 32
Diamond Dove (Image ID 33565)
Diamond Dove
Wilson Lennard
Viewed: 20
Fawn-breasted Bowerbird (Image ID 33523)
Fawn-breasted Bowerbird
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 47

CONTACT US

The easiest way to contact us is by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Our People page, in the About Us section, contains email links to each of the committee members.